About Us

Savjani & Co is based in Blantyre, the country’s commercial capital. The firm does both litigation/court work and corporate and commercial and other non-contentious work. The firm also offers extensive insight into the opportunities and intricacies of Malawi’s economic and legal environments. The firm is recognized both for its depth of knowledge of the Malawian market and its international experience and skill level. The firm has an outstanding reputation amongst national and international corporations. Its client base includes major agricultural, banking, construction, bottling, brewing, broadcasting, freight forwarding, insurance, mining, telecommunications, petroleum, railway, sugar, tea and tobacco companies.

The firm has been reported as the leading firm in the country, by Chambers Global, and is largely hailed as the only option for legal counsel by a number of international clients. The firm prides itself in being thorough and giving special care and attention in handling all cases to the clients’ satisfaction. The firm also prides itself on its comprehensive legal training, which attracts many top university students and produces top lawyers in Malawi.

History

Savjani & Co. was established in 1977 by Mr. Krishna Savjani OBE SC. The firm has grown since its establishment and it handles a variety of corporate and commercial and other non-contentious work. A very significant part of contentious and court work in Malawi involving corporates is also handled by Savjani & Co. The combination of the firm’s expertise and commitment has attracted an extensive international and local client base.

Expertise

Savjani & Co. has lawyers who have vast knowledge and expertise in various areas of the law including:
-    Administrative law
-    Banking, Project and Structured Finance and Securitization
-    Capital Markets, Listings (Bonds, Bonus Issues, Rights Issues)
-    Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions/Share Sales/Restructuring
-    Competition
-    Commercial
-    Construction
-    Contracts
-    Employment
-    Energy
-    Infrastructure
-    Insurance

Africa Legal Network

Savjani & Co. is a part of ALN, Africa’s largest and most integrated law firm group. As such we are able to combine our expertise across Africa’s largest network of lawyers for cross border matters. ALN’s members currently include leading law firms in Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ALN also has an associate firm in South Africa and Regional Office in the UAE.